Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine) and of Microbiology and Immunology
Medicine - Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Singh studies the molecular basis of pathogenesis of a medically important parasite, Entamoeba histolytica. The work is aimed at understanding the virulence determinants that E. histolytica utilizes in causing invasive colonic and hepatic disease. Using a combination of genetic and genomic approaches Dr. Singh's lab is identifying novel mechanisms that the parasite has developed for invading the human host. Additionally, they study the epidemiological trends of of amebic infection, with the goal of identifying a parasite molecular signature that correlates with invasive potential.